The upcoming WordPress Web Design Workshop on October 1-2 will cover a wide gambit of information. Many might refer to this as the firehose of learning. So to help you prepare for this free event I thought I would post some thoughts on the content of the course as well as some prerequisite training that you should familiarize yourself with before you attend the WordPress Web Design Workshop.
To get started, you should be familiar and even comfortable with the basics of HTML and CSS. If you feel you are not at this level yet, do not worry, we have just the training for you. You can watch our free HTML and CSS overview training. Once you feel like you are comfortable with these concepts you should consider spending some time over on the iThemes WordPress tutorial videos.
Content of the 2nd WordPress Web Design Workshop
(Note: all times are Central Time Zone)
The first session is on October 1st at 11am and will cover What really is WordPress and why is everything a post? During this session you will be confronted with the fact that WordPress is nothing more than a pretty face on a MySQL database. We will also be taking a trip down memory lane to understand the history of WordPress to bring clarity to why everything is a post. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/389861394
The second session is on October 1st at 1pm and will cover How to setup WordPress with minimal fuss. While it is true that WordPress can be setup in just a few steps… if you take a few more moments in setting up your site the right way, you can set your site up for the best possibility of success. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/225630954
The third session of the day on October 1st at 3pm will cover Understanding themes and the basics of the WordPress Loop. To truly uncover the mystery of how WordPress-powered sites operate, you need to have a working knowledge of the WordPress Loop. The loop is the sacred crystal that facilitates a dynamically generated site. After this session you will have a firm grasp on how the WordPress Loop works and how this concept fits in with themes. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/157766970
The final session for the first day on October 1st at 5pm will cover Enhancing your site with Images. Images on a website do much more than simply add a visual element for the visitor. Images can also be vital for navigation and search engine optimization. Attend this session to learn a few hidden secrets when working with images in WordPress. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/352711194
We will kick off the second day of this event on October 2nd at 11am and will cover Enhancing your site’s functionality with plugins. During this session I will reveal the latest “Best Of” WordPress plugins. We will talk about how some of these will be must install plugins. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/411217666
The next session on October 2nd at 1pm will cover how to Free your Imagination using Menus and Widgets. Join this session to learn how to use the WordPress menu system to create useful navigation systems for your site and a few out of the box ideas. Also learn that WordPress widget areas are nothing more than Tupperware containers sitting on your site waiting to be filled with stuff. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/489552346
The third session on October 2nd at 3pm will cover Building a Store in WordPress in Three Steps. We will explore the simplest to install and most flexible to expand ecommerce plugin available today. Professional usage tips on working with Exchange by iThemes will be a huge part of this session as we build a full-blown store in just three steps. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/293250178
The final session in the WordPress Web Design Workshop on October 2nd at 5pm will cover how to Simplify your WordPress workflow using Builder. The Builder theme by iThemes makes the workflow of any WordPress developer much easier because of the built-in layouts, views, extensions, duplication, and other amazing features. Reserve your space in this session now - https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/974415802
Don’t be left out of this exciting opportunity to get rock solid WordPress training. The demand was so great last time that I expect these sessions to close out very soon. So don’t delay. Signup today.